Madison County Obituaries...

MARCH 24, 2004


Pamela K. Hancock
Mrs. Pamela K. Hancock, 50, of Ila, died Thursday, March 18, 2004.
A native of Gastonia, N.C., Mrs. Hancock was a daughter of Harvey Lee and Marjorie Bone Kent, Athens.
She was employed with Athens Regional Medical Center and was of the Baptist denomination.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 21, in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating. David Miller, Mitchell Cowart, Jeff Kent, Mike Barber, Mitch Barber and David Farmer served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a daughter, Tasha Miller, Nicholson; a son, David Miller, Ila; sisters, Janet Abernathy and Jeannie Lee, both of Athens; brother, Jeff Kent, Athens; and four grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 24, 2004

Eula Chandler
Mrs. Eula Lowe Chandler, 89, of Comer, died Friday, March 19, 2004.
Born in Union County, Mrs. Chandler was a daughter of the late Julius Patterson and Sarah Poteet Lowe. She was the wife of the late H.O. Chandler Sr.
Mrs. Chandler was a member of Collier Baptist Church.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 21, in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Richard Coppage officiating. Ronald Lester, Wayne Lester, Julius (Bo) Lowe, Bobby Swain Foster, Ricky Lowe and David Lowe served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a son, H.O. (Buddy) Chandler Jr., Comer; sisters, Amy Yarbrough, Comer, and Lillian Shook, Athens; brother, Pearl Lowe, Winterville; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 24, 2004

Stanley C. Maxwell
Stanley Clyde Maxwell, 47, of Pelion, S.C., died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at his home.
Mr. Maxwell was born in Royston on July 27, 1956. He was the son of the late Clyde and Kathleen Brown Maxwell.
Mr. Maxwell was employed in installation for 21 years and was a member of Pelion Baptist Church.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 18, in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston, with the Rev. Walter Ludwick officiating.
Mr. Maxwell is survived by his wife, Martha Kyzer Maxwell, Steadman, S.C.; sisters, Jill Pearman, Windsor, S.C., and Deborah Bennett, Canon; three step-children, eight step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 24, 2004

Clinton Bales Jr.
Clinton Bales Jr., 62, of Danielsville, died Friday, March 19, 2004.
Born in Athens, Mr. Bales was a son of the late Clinton R. and Jenny Mae Bales. He was the husband of the late Marion Bales, and was preceded in death by twin infant daughters, Wanda Maureen and Delores Anne Bales, and a sister, Margie Dike.
Mr. Bales was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 21, at Friendship Baptist Church with the Revs. Jim Wynn and Dayton Logan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Stacy Johnson, Dale Bowles, Lee Bales Jr., Rodney Bales, George Strickland and Paul E. Griffith Jr. served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Mr. Bales’ grandsons, Matt Bales, Cody Archer, Colton Archer, Hank Bales and Luke Bales.
Survivors include his children, Jack Russell Bales (Sherry), Bogart, Mellysa Bales Archer (Michael), Danielsville, and Gregory Len Bales (Ann), Ila; sisters, Vickie Couch, Watkinsville, Delores Wilson and Pam Page, both of Colbert, Peggy Weir, Danielsville, Janie Nix, Hull, and Susan Cabe and Rita Hooper, both of Statham; brothers, Charles Bales and Mike Bales, both of Colbert, Jimmy Bales, Flowery Branch, and Lee Bales, Comer; grandchildren, Billie Jo Bales, Jackie Baker, Jennifer Brese, Matt Bales, Hank Bales, Luke Bales, Cody Archer and Colton Archer; and great-grandchildren, Caleb Bales, Emily Bales, Cain Baker, Bailey Baker and Avery Brese.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 24, 2004

Wendell L. Wilson
Wendell Lewis Wilson, 52, of Nicholson, died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Born April 23, 1951, in Jackson County, Mr. Wilson was a son of G.W. Wilson, Nicholson, and the late Nancy Mozelle Howington Wilson.
He was a graduate of Piedmont College, where he was a member of the Sports Hall of Fame. Mr. Wilson was employed by the Physical Plant at the University of Georgia.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Richard Cathy officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
In addition to his father, Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Cathy Wallace Wilson, Nicholson; daughter, Beth Craft, Commerce; brothers, Allen Wilson and Jimmy Wilson, both of Nicholson, and Don Wilson, Luverne, Ala.; and sisters, Evelyn Christian, Royston, and Helen Farmer, Nicholson.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Athens, GA 30605.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 24, 2004

Shirley F. Arwood
Mrs. Shirley Faye Arwood, 53, of Athens, died Monday, March 15, 2004.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, in the Cabin Creek Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Arwood is survived by her husband, Herbert Arwood; son, Herbert Arwood Jr.; and daughters, Camilia Arwood and Cassandra Johnson.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 24, 2004

Pauline Parham
Mrs. Pauline Bryant Parham, 87, of Royston, died Friday, March 19, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Parham was born in Madison County on August 30, 1916. She was a daughter of the late Thomas F. and Jennie Phillips Bryant. Mrs. Parham worked in the textile industry and was a homemaker. She was a member of New Hope Worship Center and attended the Senior Adult Sunday School Class. Mrs. Parham was preceded in death by her husband, Buford J. Parham, a son, Thomas Melvin Parham, four brothers and four sisters.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 22, at New Hope Worship Center with the Revs. Dennis Kesler, Grant Myerholtz and James Gunn officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston. Mrs. Parham’s grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a son, James Parham, Royston; daughter, Linda Beard, Royston; sister, Ossie Mae Boleman, Florida; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 24, 2004
William ‘Jude’ Fowler
William Lloyd “Jude” Fowler, 72, of Royston, died Friday, March 19, 2004, at Cobb Health Care Center in Comer.
Born in Franklin County on April 9, 1931, Mr. Fowler was a son of the late Hoyt and Lois Hill Fowler. He had worked as a pulpwood cutter and retired from the City of Royston. Mr. Fowler was preceded in death by two sisters, Nobie Lee Fowler and Peggy Fowler, and a brother, D.J. Fowler.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 21, in Oakview Cemetery, Canon, with the Revs. Johnny Ashworth and Paul Hood officiating.
Survivors include two brothers, Ernest Fowler, Royston, and Douglas Fowler, Bowersville; and several nieces and nephews.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 24, 2004

Mattie M. Toole
Mrs. Mattie Mae Toole, 84, of Winder, died Monday, March 22, 2004.
Born in Oconee County, Mrs. Toole was a daughter of the late Will and Alva Bradshaw Butler. She was the wife of the late John Henry Toole, and was preceded in death by two sons, William Boyd Toole and Bobby Ray Toole Sr., a step-son, Joel Toole, three brothers, Calvin Butler, Will Henry Butler and Marvin Butler, and a sister, Florene Marlowe.
Mrs. Toole was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 26, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Mike Freeman and Robert Gaddis officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include her children, Mary Lou Chambers, Henry Toole and Raymond Junior Toole, all of Winder, William Toole, Buford, Jack Toole, Hull, Sue Moody, Nicholson, and Linda McConnell, Brenda Patton and Lilly Sorrow, all of Athens; her step-children, Elmer Butler, Athens, Jimmy Toole, Danielsville, and Lizzy Baxter, Hull; sisters, Emma Lou Duncan, Loganville, and Lois Gearing, Athens; 43 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the funeral home.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 24, 2004

Harvey L. Fortson
Harvey Lat Fortson died Sunday, March 21, 2004, ending a long battle with a kidney disease.
Mr. Fortson was born May 15, 1921, the second child to Lillian Elizabeth Fortson and Delancey Latt Fortson, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lizzie Fortson, a grandson, Michael Wayne Helwig, and two brothers, Quillian and Doyle Fortson.
Mr. Fortson fought in World War II and worked as a sheet metal mechanic. He retired from the Georgia State Department of Transportation in 1986, and lived in Winterville with his daughter following his wife’s death in 1988.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, at Doves Creek Baptist Church, Elberton. Burial was in the Winterville Cemetery. Mr. Fortson’s grandsons, David Helwig, David Morris and Brent Mathis, cousins, Cecil Oglesby and A.B. Gaines, and nephews, Wayne Barger and Donald Fortson, served as pallbearers.
Mr. Fortson is survived by his former wife, Elizabeth Ruff Fortson, Winterville; son, Kenneth Martin Fortson, Carlton; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Ricky Miller, Winterville; grandchildren, Melissa and David Morris, Colbert, David and Teresa Helwig, Winterville, and Alyson and Brent Mathis, Elberton; great-grandchildren, Samantha Nicole Fisher, Brittany Alexandria Helwig, Chase William Helwig and Devin Michael Helwig, Winterville, and David Joshua Morris, Colbert; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Berry Funeral Home, Elberton, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 24, 2004

Joe G. Martin
Joe Guyton Martin, 90, of Anderson, S.C., died Friday, March 19, 2004, at Brighton Gardens, Greenville, S.C.
Born March 24, 1913, in Anderson County, S.C., Mr. Martin was a son of the late Arthur M. Martin and the late Mamie Murphy Martin.
He retired from Duke Power Company, with 50 years of service, and was associated with The McDougald Funeral Home, Anderson, S.C., for more than 46 years. He was a lifetime member of the Lions Club and the Lebanon Masonic Lodge, where he was past Worshipful Master. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Anderson, S.C., and was a charter member of the Baracca Sunday School Class.
Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Martin, a brother, Calvin Martin, and a sister, Eva Martin.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 21, in the chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Hayes officiating. Entombment followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Anderson, S.C.
Survivors include a son, Larry J. Martin, Easley, S.C.; daughters, Sarah C. Bach, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Doris M. Jennings, Rock Hill, S.C.; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Mr. Martin is also survived by Elizabeth Brooks, Anderson, S.C., who was reared in the home.
Memorials may be made to Southern Care Hospice, 1097 Hwy. 101 South, Suite D-11, Greer, SC 29651, or to the First Baptist Church Baracca Sunday School Class, 307 S. Manning Street, Anderson, SC 29624.
The McDougald Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 24, 2004


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